Arthur Ravenel Bridge

It is close to election day and I have been diagnosed with COVID-19. What should I do?

1. If it is prior to October 30, there may be time to vote absentee by mail.  Consider U.S. Postal Service transit times.

  • Get an application at scVOTES.gov, print the application, and sign it.
  • Have an authorized representative (AR) personally return the application to your county voter registration office immediately and no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30. The AR must complete the Authorized Representative Form.  The AR can also complete the form at the county office.
  • You will be mailed a ballot. 
  • Once you receive the ballot, vote it and place it in the provided envelopes.  Sign the voter’s oath.  Have a witness sign and provide their address.
  • Complete the Authorized Returnee form and have another person personally deliver your ballot to the county voter registration office prior to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Do not place the form in the envelope.  The returnee must provide the form when delivering your ballot.

2. You can also vote “curbside” from your car outside your polling place.

  • Voters with a disability (including illnesses) that prevent them from standing in line or entering a polling place to vote are qualified to vote in their vehicle outside their polling place.  Curbside voting is also available at in-person absentee locations.
  • We strongly encourage all voters to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer when visiting a polling place, even when voting curbside.  Poll managers will be equipped with masks, face shields and gloves, and will regularly sanitize voting equipment.
  • To vote curbside:
    • Get in the curbside voting line or park in the designated curbside voting area.
    • Poll workers will check you in to vote.
    • Once it is your turn to vote, poll workers will bring the ballot-marking device to your vehicle.